I did not always know that I wanted to become a Mom. While most of my girlfriends throughout their 20’s were getting married and having babies, my entire being was concentrated on Graduate School and traveling the world. Then, I met the love of my life, and while I was eager to marry him, my maternal urges were nonexistent. People would ask us constantly, “When are you going to have kids?” I never knew how to respond, because I was always consumed with thoughts about which country we would travel to next and not about reproducing. A year and a half ago, I woke up one day and something just clicked inside of me. While I was not ready in that moment to begin trying to conceive, I knew in my heart that it was something I wanted more than anything I had ever wanted before — even more than wanting to step foot on all seven continents (Antarctica is not allowed to melt yet).
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I have only been pregnant for about fourteen weeks now, but already I am so head over heels in love with my son or daughter. It occurred to me that motherhood is a lot like traveling. It is one of the greatest adventures, journeys, or explorations into uncharted territories a woman could undertake. Same goes for fatherhood as well. I am not sure how having this baby will affect My Beautiful Adventures. I have had to say no to some amazing trips, because I was incredibly sick throughout my first trimester. I will not lie, there was a part of me that felt sad when I had to turn them down, although I also know that one day I will have the opportunity to go on those amazing trips with my new favorite little travel partner and from now on that is how I want to experience the world. I hope you will continue to follow me as I navigate this next chapter in my life. I promise this blog will first and foremost be about travel, except I intend to prove that you can still travel and have a family too! I am sure I will lose some readers and that breaks my heart, however hopefully I will gain some readers as well, who like me chose parenthood.